Job Shadow Program

University of Missouri Health Care offers a job shadow program for individuals interested in learning about a specific career at one of MU Health Care’s facilities.

If you intend to observe for school credit or as part of an internship, please contact us at The program which applies to you is not considered job shadowing.

If you intend to shadow for more than 16 hours in a year, please contact for additional vetting requirements and Staff Health clearance.


A candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Have a parent or guardian grant permission and sign forms for individuals under age 18
  • Have an authorization form sent by MUHC indicating you are cleared to Shadow.

Note: The program limits shadowing to 16 hours per year. The hours reset January 1 of each year.

Steps to participate

Secure a Shadow opportunity with an MU Health Care professional

A list of contacts can be found here:

If you do not see an area of interest above, please email with your preferred location/desired profession, and we'll try to connect you to a person in that area. Once you have secured a professional to Shadow with, create a profile in Clinician Nexus.

Create a Profile in Clinician Nexus

MU Health Care Partners with Clinician Nexus to collect the necessary information needed to authorize your shadowing experience. You will create a profile with Clinician Nexus and then search for Job Shadowing opportunities.

To create your profile and apply for shadowing opportunities, please visit Clinician Nexus

There are two options:

For instructions on how to create an account and search for opportunities, please visit the Clinician Nexus Job Shadows and Observations Page.

For a more detailed user guide, please click here.

Even though you may not be a student in the traditional sense, you will select the role of "Student" when applying for shadowing.

Please submit your application at least 48 business hours before your anticipated Shadow date.

Access and Confidentiality

You will need to upload a signed copy of our Access and Confidentiality Agreement. This form is in Clinician Nexus, but you may download the form here:

You will also be required to sign-off that you have read and understand our HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) requirements. This form is in Clinician Nexus, but you may download the form here:

Dress Code

Please wear closed-toe shoes and business casual attire (or scrubs if approved by the department or employee). Individual departments and employees may have additional dress code guidelines, so please inquire as to appropriate attire when arranging dates and times. No jeans or high heels.

Obtain your authorization form

Once you have been approved for your shadowing opportunity, you will be emailed/texted an authorization form that you will need to bring with you during your shadowing experience (either paper copy or on your phone). Please be sure to always have this authorization with you during your experience.

Parking Information

MU students should park in their normal permitted area. If you are an MU student without a permit, you will need to go online and purchase a normal student permit. Current MU students are not allowed to purchase permits as a visitor.

Non-students will need to go online to the parking website site and purchase a permit. They may also use meters on campus. 

The best link to do this will be Click on Tiger Park Portal and create a visitor account. Also, visitors may stop in the parking office and purchase a day permit. For further questions about parking, please email or call MU Parking & Transportation at 573-882-4568.

Contact us

If you have questions, please email MUHC Shadow Program.